- Drive Assist 51 LMT-S advanced navigation system for Europe by Garmin
- Advanced GPS-enabled automatic navigator
- Built in dash cam with Incident Detection G-sensor
- Hazard warning alerts you to forward collision, lane departure and speed cameras
- Real time services, including live traffic and parking information
- Preloaded lifetime maps with full coverage of Europe
Embark on every journey with complete confidence with Garmin’s Drive Assist 51 advanced navigation system by your side. Preloaded with maps that can guide you throughout Europe, the Drive Assist 51 offers GPS-enabled navigation and displays clear maps on a bright five-inch screen. It uses vivid colours to differentiate your route from the roads around you and bold markers indicate nearby points of interest, such as service stations and restaurants.
Never worry you’re in the wrong lane for your turn again with Drive Assist. The instructions on this navigator are as specific as they can get, using recognisable landmarks on your route to guide you on your journey. Its instructions include exact street names, as well as descriptive directions that make use of noticeable services, buildings and traffic lights to ensure comprehensive and easy-to-understand guidance. When you arrive at your destination, the screen view switches from a 2D map to a camera view with an arrow directing you to the very spot you’re looking for.
Point of interest details from social media
Whether you’re in search of something specific or are getting acquainted with a new area for the first time, Drive Assist can provide all the information you need to find what you’re looking for. The system draws details and reviews from TripAdvisor to inform you all about the points of interest in the area you’re passing through. Hotels, restaurants, shops and other attractions can all be thoroughly researched from the comfort of the driver’s seat. This navigator is equipped with the Trip Planner tool, which suggests places you might like to visit as you go about your road trip.
Real time services
When connected to the Smartphone Link app, the Drive Assist offers its most comprehensive instructions. It makes use of live information fed through the app to make your journey as stress-free as possible, utilising weather forecasts and traffic alerts to measure the risk of delays on the road ahead. It reroutes your plan to ensure that your drive is as efficient as it can be. It even offers live information about what parking spaces are available nearby and how much they’ll cost as you reach your destination.
Comprehensive hazard alerts
With safety as a top priority, the Drive Assist has numerous features that alert you to potential hazards on the road. Assisted by the built-in camera, the system ensures that you are aware of the behaviour of traffic around you and warns you if there is the potential for a collision. It also alerts you if you drift out of your lane or too close to oncoming traffic. It utilises its knowledge of your journey to let you know about anything that could prove a hazard, from sharp curves and speed changes, to nearby school zones and red light and speed cameras. It will even suggest places for you to stop and rest if you have been driving for extended periods of time.
Complete connectivity for unrivalled safety
To get a truly complete picture of every journey, you can connect this navigator to other Garmin products. For instance, the Garmin Smartwatch (sold separately) helps you continue to accurately navigate from your parking space to your destination by wirelessly sending directions right to your wrist. It can also guide you back to where you left your car so you never lose it in a busy carpark.
No matter how careful you are, there is always the risk of an accident on unpredictable roads. The built-in dash cam continuously records your drive with optional, in-vehicle audio recording. The dash cam is programmed with an automatic Incident Detection G-sensor, which saves video footage immediately upon impact. This is stored on a micro SD card (not included), which can be removed and replaced to view and save your videos. Footage can also be transferred directly to your smartphone or tablet through the Virb app, making them easy to pass onto whoever may need them for evidence or insurance purposes.
In the event of an incident, the Drive Assist will notify a chosen contact, who will receive a message complete with a map of the location of the incident. This will ensure that you are never stranded following an accident and that someone is always quickly notified when you need help. A prompt will appear on screen, allowing you to cancel the message if the impact is not serious.
The Drive Assist 51 is Bluetooth enabled, so can be easily synced to your smartphone. You can take and make handsfree phone calls using the Drive Assist 51 and customise the notifications you receive on screen. You can choose to be alerted to text messages, calls and calendar reminders. The navigator can be controlled using voice commands and recognises requests for directions to specific places.
Time lapse your adventures
As well as being incredibly valuable in protecting against accidents and crimes involving your vehicle, the Drive Assist 51’s built-in dash cam can also create great videos for your social media. The Travelapse function takes photos of your road trips and collates them into fun videos, a few minutes long, that showcase the highlights of your journey. Using the free Virb app, you can send these straight to your phone and upload them to your social media to share with your friends.